Picturing Modernity

In modern times especially the times we live in now I feel there is such a sense of urgency, at least in my life. The urgent need to get things done, to keep moving, the inability to become static. With the current state of this world, economy, government, etc this feeling of urgency seems to be buzzing all around. 

Carrying my pen and notebook as I always do, I took notes with an unexplained urgency while viewing the latest set of photographs at the MoMa that were part of the Picturing Modernity set. One of my favorite photographers Harold Edgerton was apart of this exhibit. Reflecting back to my notes I noticed what I wrote in response to his photographs and realized that they made me think about this sense of urgency that I have been feeling. Edgerton mastering the technique of seeing the unseen,stopping, and capturing these acts of motion made me stop and think about my own motion.  I was reminded that it's alright to sometimes stop, capture these life moments......and breathe. 


* Photos courtesy of Writz Gallery


So how do this sound? Cute girls in panties.....of course it sounds, at the very least, interesting, no? I found myself very amused at Richard Kerns latest show at Feature Inc in NYC. I have always loved his work and figured I would feel like somewhat of a voyeur at this show.  It took a few minutes for me to ease in and feel comfortable looking at these photos, but once I settled I was all up in it...What I loved the most about these shots was that Richard did not cross the line of having the photos become to ,hmmmm,  porn like to the point of being tacky. OK maybe they are a little porn like circa 1970's, but there's nothing wrong with that, it was well executed. 

I really loved the shots that were framed with the actual underwear. Personally if I had 10 G's to blow there was one I had my eye on that would have come home with me. The only downside to me was, well, if I'm going to spend 10 G's I would have preferred the underwear to not have been from H & M, can we say Agent Provocateur. They should have cut the H & M tags off at least, but that's just my opinion. 

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